Homer And Jethro

Homer And Jethro

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Country music parody and comedy duo. Homer (Henry Doyle Haynes Jr., July 27, 1920 - August 7, 1971, Knoxville, TN) and Jethro (Kenneth Charles Burns, March 10, 1920 - February 4, 1989, Conasauga, TN) met at the age of 12 when both showed up in separate bands for an amateur contest at Knoxville's WNOX radio station. They were hired by the station after being disqualified from the contest for sounding too professional. A show's MC forgot their names and introduced them as "Homer and Jethro," giving them their stage names. Their parodies earned them a BMI award, a gold record, and a 1959 Grammy, and their popularity caused Kellogg's to feature them in a series of commercials for Corn Flakes. The partnership continued until Homer's death from a heart attack while preparing for a concert in August, 1971. Jethro continued as a respected jazz and country mandolinist until his death from cancer in February 1989.
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Homer And Jethro Discography

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Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro Fracture Frank Loesser (Album, EP) RCA Victor US 1953 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Barefoot Ballads (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor Canada 1957 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Homer & Jethro Plus Jeffrey Clay+Hicky Free+Riley Shepard+Dale Schure+Red Woodland (Comp, Album) Guest Star US 1959 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Life Can Be Miserable RCA Victor US 1959 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro At The Country Club (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1960 Sell This Version
Homer & Jethro* Songs My Mother Never Sang (Album) RCA Victor US 1961 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Homer & Jethro Strike Back (Album, Comp) RCA Camden US 1962 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro At The Convention RCA Victor US 1962 Sell This Version
LPM-2459, LSP-2459 Homer And Jethro Playing It Straight(LP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-2459, LSP-2459 US 1962 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Zany Songs Of The '30s (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1962 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Go West (Album) RCA Victor US 1963 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro Will Drive You Nuts With Their Versions Of The Standards (Comp, Album) Regency (2) US 1959 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro The Humorous Side Of Country Music (Album) RCA Camden US 1963 Sell This Version
Homer & Jethro* Ooh, That's Corny (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Cornfucius Say (Album) RCA Victor US 1964 Sell This Version
Homer & Jethro* Fractured Folk Songs (Album) RCA Victor US 1964 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Sing Tenderly And Other Great Love Ballads RCA Victor US 1965 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro The Old Crusty Minstrels (Album) RCA Victor US 1965 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Wanted For Murder (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Songs To Tickle Your Funny Bone RCA Camden Canada 1966 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Any News From Nashville? RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
1005 Homer And Jethro 24 Great Songs In The Homer And Jethro Style(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 1005 US 1966 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro Songs For The "Out" Crowd RCA Camden US 1967 Sell This Version
Homer & Jethro* Nashville Cats (Album) RCA Victor US 1967 Sell This Version
Homer And Jethro It Ain't Necessarily Square RCA Victor US 1967 Sell This Version

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